We love this editorial. W did the same thing last year; took all of the most-talked about performances of the year, dressed the actors up in new and sometimes unexpected ways, and shot some gorgeous pictures. The men are all a little standard and disappointing, but the actresses managed some real transformations. Viola and Octavia look amazing and we wouldn’t have recognized Michelle Willams. We think Melissa McCarthy should sue. Not surprisingly, Swinton blows them all right out of the water.
Viola Davis in “The Help”
Dolce & Gabbana dress. Camilla Dietz Bergeron Ltd. necklace; Kwiat ring (on right hand); Davis’s own ring (on left hand).
George Clooney in “The Descendants” and “The Ides of March”
Giorgio Armani tuxedo, shirt, bow tie, and cuff links.
Michelle Williams in “My Week With Marilyn Monroe”Moschino jacket; Eres bra; Moschino shorts. Ippolita bracelet; Falke hosiery; Manolo Blahnik shoes.
Jean Dujardin in “The Artist”
Boss Black shirt and tie. Rolex watch.
Octavia Spencer in “The Help”
Elie Tahari sweater.
Elizabeth Olsen in “Martha Marcy May Marlene”
Calvin Klein Collection dress. Verdura earrings.
Will Ferrell in “Everything Must Go”
Derek Rose pajamas. Ferrell’s own ring.
Leonardo DiCaprio in “J. Edgar”
DiCaprio’s own suit and shirt.
Kirsten Dunst in “Melancholia”
Olatz slip. Dunst’s own earrings.
Rooney Mara in “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”
Nina Ricci top.
Gary Oldman in “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”
Tom Ford shirt and bow tie. Brooks Brothers suspenders.
Brad Pitt in “The Tree of Life” and “Moneyball”
Tom Ford vest and shirt. Pitt’s own watch and ring.
Christopher Plummer in “Beginners” and “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”
Plummer’s own suit, shirt, and bow tie.
Melissa McCarthy in “Bridesmaids”
Helen Yarmak coat; Va Bien bustier. Cartier earrings and necklace.
Tilda Swinton in “We Need To Talk About Kevin”
Swinton’s own blouse; Dolce & Gabbana bra and briefs. Falke hosiery; Christian Louboutin shoes.
Albert Brooks in “Drive”
Giorgio Armani tuxedo jacket, shirt, and bow tie. Brooks’s own glasses.
Antonio Banderas in “The Skin I Live In”
Emporio Armani tank top. Banderas’s own necklace and ring.
Shailene Woodley in “The Descendants”
Eres bra and briefs.
“Best Performances” for the February Issue of W Magazine photographed by Mario Sorrenti.
[Photo Credit: Mario Sorrenti for wmagazine.com]